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Area golfers set for Maryland Open

July 08, 2007|By TIM KOELBLE

Four area golfers will take a shot at displacing red-hot Chip Sullivan from his perch as defending Maryland Open champion.

Dirk Schultz, Ken Lampard, Steve Caron and Rob Milburn will be in the 139-man field when the 86th edition of the Open tees off Monday at Chartwell Golf & Country Club in Severna Park.

Sullivan, recent winner of the PGA Professional National Championship, has won the open three times. Schultz has finished second in the Open four times, each year from 1999 through 2001 and again in 2004.

Lampard and Caron are in a threesome that starts on the 10th hole at 12:50 p.m. Monday to begin the 54-hole tournament. Milburn follows in the next group on No. 10 at 1 while Schultz goes from the No. 1 tee at 2:10.

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Chartwell, which opened in 1961 and is hosting its third Maryland Open, is a par-72 layout that will cover 6,600 yards.

Big Keystone events

The Pennsylvania Golf Association conducts two of its annual championships in July.

Monday and Tuesday, Penn National Golf Club, in Mont Alto, will host the 36-hole Junior Championship.

Area golfers competing (with club affiliations and Monday tee times) include Nick Tornetta (Chambersburg, 8:42 a.m.); Kyle Kegerreis (Chambersburg, 9); Tate Campbell (Chambersburg, 12:45 p.m.); Tyler Straub (Chambersburg, 1:12); Derek Baker (Waynesboro, 1:21); John Carey (Penn National, 8:06) and Derek McGwin (Penn National, 8:51).

Longue Vue Golf Club, in Verona, will host the Open championship July 30-Aug. 1, and Waynesboro's Chad Bricker will defend his championship title.

Three local golfers will join Bricker, who has an exemption, in the Open field after successfully qualifying at the Lebanon Country Club. Chambersburg High School golf coach Mark Yost tied for second with a 71, and Kevin Reiber and Christian Breed each shot 74 to tie for eighth.

W.Va. Junior Amateur

Kim Eaton, of Shepherdstown, W.Va., one of the oustanding young golfers in the Tri-State area, visits Pipestem State Park, located in the southeastern part of West Virginia, for the Junior Amateur, a 36-hole tournament that is played Monday and Tuesday.

Eaton tees off Monday at 8:10 a.m.

Upcoming outings

·Terrapin Golf - The Cumberland Valley Terrapin Club Red and White Golf Outing & Crab Feed is slated for July 25 at Beaver Creek Country Club with a four-man scramble in a shotgun format at 1 p.m.

Cost is $100 per player and includes the crab feed, buffet after golf, beverages and prizes. Registration as a four-man team is preferred with slots being filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. For more inormation, contact John Hersh at 301-791-7887 or jhershcfi@myactv.net.

·St. James Golf - The Saint James School Golf Classic will conduct its 12th annual affair on Sept. 17 at Cress Creek Golf Club in Shepherdstown, W.Va.

The field is open to 108 golfers at $150 per player. The entry fee includes golf, vest, lunch, dinner reception and prizes. It will be a 10 a.m. shotgun four-peron scramble.

For more information, contact the St. James Office of Development and Alumni at 301-733-9330, ext. 3069, or mmmcguigan@st.james.edu.

Tim Koelble is a staff writer for The Herald-Mail. He can be reached at 301-733-5131, ext. 2311, or by e-mail at koelble@herald-mail.com.

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